debauch


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de·bauch

 (dĭ-bôch′)
v. de·bauched, de·bauch·ing, de·bauch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To corrupt morally. See Synonyms at corrupt.
b. To seduce (someone).
2. To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase: debauch a currency.
3. Archaic To cause to forsake allegiance.
v.intr.
To indulge in dissipation.
n.
1. The act or a period of debauchery.
2. An orgy.

[French débaucher, from Old French desbauchier, to lead astray, roughhew timber : des-, de- + bauch, beam, of Germanic origin.]

de·bauch′ed·ly (-bô′chĭd-lē) adv.
de·bauch′er n.

debauch

(dɪˈbɔːtʃ) or

debosh

vb
1. (when tr, usually passive) to lead into a life of depraved self-indulgence
2. (tr) to seduce (a woman)
n
an instance or period of extreme dissipation
[C16: from Old French desbaucher to corrupt, literally: to shape (timber) roughly, from bauch beam, of Germanic origin]
debauchedly adv
deˈbauchedness n
deˈbaucher n
deˈbauchery, deˈbauchment n

de•bauch

(dɪˈbɔtʃ)

v.t.
1. to corrupt (another's virtue or chastity) by sensuality, intemperance, etc.; seduce.
2. to subvert (honesty, integrity, or the like).
3. Archaic. to corrupt (loyalty or the like).
v.i.
4. to indulge in debauchery.
n.
5. a period of intemperance or self-indulgence.
6. an orgy.
[1585–95; < French débaucher to entice away from duty, debauch, Old French desbauchier to disperse, scatter]
de•bauch′er, n.

debauch


Past participle: debauched
Gerund: debauching

Imperative
debauch
debauch
Present
I debauch
you debauch
he/she/it debauches
we debauch
you debauch
they debauch
Preterite
I debauched
you debauched
he/she/it debauched
we debauched
you debauched
they debauched
Present Continuous
I am debauching
you are debauching
he/she/it is debauching
we are debauching
you are debauching
they are debauching
Present Perfect
I have debauched
you have debauched
he/she/it has debauched
we have debauched
you have debauched
they have debauched
Past Continuous
I was debauching
you were debauching
he/she/it was debauching
we were debauching
you were debauching
they were debauching
Past Perfect
I had debauched
you had debauched
he/she/it had debauched
we had debauched
you had debauched
they had debauched
Future
I will debauch
you will debauch
he/she/it will debauch
we will debauch
you will debauch
they will debauch
Future Perfect
I will have debauched
you will have debauched
he/she/it will have debauched
we will have debauched
you will have debauched
they will have debauched
Future Continuous
I will be debauching
you will be debauching
he/she/it will be debauching
we will be debauching
you will be debauching
they will be debauching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been debauching
you have been debauching
he/she/it has been debauching
we have been debauching
you have been debauching
they have been debauching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been debauching
you will have been debauching
he/she/it will have been debauching
we will have been debauching
you will have been debauching
they will have been debauching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been debauching
you had been debauching
he/she/it had been debauching
we had been debauching
you had been debauching
they had been debauching
Conditional
I would debauch
you would debauch
he/she/it would debauch
we would debauch
you would debauch
they would debauch
Past Conditional
I would have debauched
you would have debauched
he/she/it would have debauched
we would have debauched
you would have debauched
they would have debauched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debauch - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuitydebauch - a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
revel, revelry - unrestrained merrymaking
Verb1.debauch - corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
carnalise, sensualise, sensualize, carnalize - debase through carnal gratification
infect - corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism"
lead astray, lead off - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
poison - spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

debauch

verb
1. corrupt, seduce, pollute, pervert, subvert, deprave, demoralize, lead astray, vitiate a film accused of debauching public morals
2. seduce, ruin, violate, ravish, lead astray, deflower a whorehouse where drunken oafs debauch young women
noun
1. orgy, fling, bout, spree, binge (informal), bender (informal), carouse, saturnalia, bacchanalia, carousal The party degenerated into a drunken debauch.

debauch

verb
1. To ruin utterly in character or quality:
2. To lure or persuade into a sexual relationship or a sexual act:
Translations

debauch

[dɪˈbɔːtʃ] VT [+ person, morals, taste] → depravar, corromper; [+ woman] → seducir

debauch

vtverderben
nOrgie f

debauch

[dɪˈbɔːtʃ] vt (old) (frm) → corrompere
References in classic literature ?
If such corrupter, therefore, should have the impudence to pretend a real affection for her, ought not the woman to regard him not only as an enemy, but as the worst of all enemies, a false, designing, treacherous, pretended friend, who intends not only to debauch her body, but her understanding at the same time?"
Of course I am not now referring to my debauch (no, indeed!), but to the fact that I love you, and to the fact that it is unwise of me to love you-- very unwise.
how ugly and crabbed behind is debauch which is so charming in front!
It was like a long debauch, from which I emerged with regret that it should ever end.
One evening when he was recovering from a long debauch the stranger came reeling along the main street of the town.
We sauntered through the markets and criticised the fearful and wonderful costumes from the back country; examined the populace as far as eyes could do it; and closed the entertainment with an ice-cream debauch. We do not get ice-cream every where, and so, when we do, we are apt to dissipate to excess.
A grand outbreak of wild debauch ensued among the mountaineers; drinking, dancing, swaggering, gambling, quarrelling, and fighting.
His people, half-mad with excitement and debauch, needed only a cry from him to have closed like magic round these insolent intruders.
This bit of forest might have appeared to an ethereal wanderer as a scene of the result of some frightful debauch.
D'Artagnan was quite sure that at the first debauch when thoroughly drunk, one of the two would divulge the secret to the whole band.
They have purchased your slave judges, they have debauched your slave legislatures, and they have forced to worse horrors than chattel slavery your slave boys and girls.
When a woman debauched from her youth, nay, even being the offspring of debauchery and vice, comes to give an account of all her vicious practices, and even to descend to the particular occasions and circumstances by which she ran through in threescore years, an author must be hard put to it wrap it up so clean as not to give room, especially for vicious readers, to turn it to his disadvantage.